For Immediate Release
Rhea Lewis Marshall
BALTIMORE (Feb. 26, 2015) – Twenty-five teachers from vocational and technical high schools in Baltimore City are spending their professional development day at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), learning about the real-world application of the training they provide. BGE will host its first Innovation Day on Feb. 26 at company headquarters on 110 W. Fayette Street, where company leaders will present on recent innovations and current uses for technology in daily operations. Teachers from Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School (Mervo), Carver Vocational-Technical High School, Edmondson-Westside High School and Green Street Academy are expected to attend.
“It’s important to us to build our workforce by looking to candidates who live in the communities we serve, and we are especially committed to making sure students in Baltimore City are aware of and prepared for opportunities at BGE,” said David Vosvick, BGE’s vice president of human resources. “It made sense to connect with the teachers who are training the future workforce so we could strengthen that pipeline and ensure that the students are equipped to succeed in the rapidly-changing energy environment.”
BGE is also expanding internship opportunities for students in vocational programs and developing an apprenticeship program to provide high school graduates with hands-on technical experience in areas including construction design and management, plumbing and electrical work. With this experience, candidates will be better positioned to apply for BGE’s utility training program, which prepares entry-level employees for various craft positions within the gas and electric businesses. The company is looking to launch the apprenticeship program in 2017.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion. Like us on
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